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A Capitol idea!

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I found the final piece to my puzzle this week!  Appropriately it was the December 1969 release with Santa on the cover – the final issued comp from Capitol records that year and the center image that tied the whole year of covers together.  And on the back cover “Merry Christmas from Capitol.”  These kind of promotional compilations showcasing individual tracks from the labels stable of recording artists was de rigueur for the day.  And many had cover themes that tied the year of monthly releases together, but this collection is the best (and only 12-month puzzle I know of).  I was at Groove Merchant on Haight Street in San Francisco a while ago and they have this complete puzzle nicely framed on the wall.

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The Golden Rocket

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OLE REJSER TIL MANEN  TONO Records  (10″)  2 x 78RPM    Latest entry into the Hall of Fame.

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Oh Vickie, you’re so fine

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Vickie on Upper Room Records, “Too Much To Gain To Lose”  We’re flipping over Vickie here.  I think we’ll be seeing this reproduced across the webisphere.  An instant LP Cover Lover Hall of Famer.  Happy Holidays.

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Three the Hair Way

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“LISTEN”  The Harmonettes

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Shout Sister Shout!

Brita Borg  “Fat Mammy Brown”  Knappup Records  (Sweden)   Right to the LPCL Hall of Frames from LP cover lover Peter in Sweden!  “This is how Sweden was in the year of 1957. Britta Borg was a loved jazz singer with a very deep voice.  I found this 45rpm in a junkstore and paid 50 cents.  I have not seen it before.  Have about 3000 Lp´s many bought just for the cover so my collection is quiet mad.”

Check out our Wanted Records list – we never stop searching!

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Bueno, Dias!

Amazing rare find – Jayne Mansfield on this Sinter Records cover from Brazil!  “Um Saxofone em Hi-Fi”   Sandoval Dias.

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Julie’s Sixteenth Birthday  John Bult   Rd Chollo Records  “You’re sixteen, you’re beautiful and you’re mine”  Here’s a classic of the incredibly strange genre.  It just gets stranger, creepier, more menacing the more you look at it.

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That’s Amor

JAYNE MANSFIELD   “Amor”  Dinner Music by the Regent Concert Orchestra  Regent Records

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Moondance

Amazing!!  Here’s a cover that you’ll likely never see anywhere else.  A truly rare sleeve and an unknown treat for collectors of “outer space” cover art.  Tony found this one in Mexico, but it is OUTTA-THIS-WORLD!

“Pachanga en la Luna”  Eugenio Fondeur  Peerless Records

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R.I.P., Hall of Famer, Alex Steinweiss

The first cover courtesy of Alex Steinweiss:  “Smash Song Hits by Rodgers & Hart”  Columbia Records

A sampling of Alex Steinweiss early album cover designs.

A Taschen book of Steinweiss covers and life of work.

Alex Steinweiss, 1947   Photo William P. Gottlieb

Described as the father of record cover design, Alex Steinweiss, died Sunday at the age of 94.  In 1939, after designing hundreds of packages, posters and catalogues for Columbia, Steinwiess convinced Columbia Records’ to let him “design” the first true record cover. Until then, 78s were sold in generic brown sleeves.   He designed over 850 album covers for Columbia, London, Decca, and Everest Records, developing a trademark style and influencing cover artists and designers throughout the remainder of the century.

I wonder what he would have thought of LP Cover Lover.

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